It's a Secret

Welcome to THE CONFESSIONAL.  This is the place where you can divulge your deepest, darkest, most neurotic things you have done in times of Disney desperation.  Don’t be ashamed.  We’ve all had these moments.  Make yourself comfy in our confessional chair and tell us. What are the things you have done in order to get your Disney “fix”?

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I bought a retirement house in Celebration, FL twelve years before I retired in order to fulfill my childhood dream of living in Disneyland. Celebration is Disney's planned community right outside of Disney World and is the closest place I could get to "living in Disneyland." All you Disney fans know what I mean. The first time you visited Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom as a child and saw the "apartments" over main street didn't you want to hide until the park closed and then you thought you could just live there and be happy forever. Of course, I grew up and learned that there weren't really apartments at the parks (except for Walt's personal ones) so I just tweaked my dream and now, since April of this year, I am retired and living my dream.
I have a few confessions:
I can't stop showing off my Mickey shaped engagement ring!!
I've spent close to $5000 on my Little Mermaid collection.
I swore I would never get into collecting Vinylmation, but I've already spent close to $200 on them.
I go into debt with my parents all the time (using my "emergency" credit card) to buy Disney things...going to the Disney Store is a lesson in willpower, let me tell you!
I have a hidden Mickey icon tattoo in plain sight on my wrist. The artist matched the colors to my freckles and designed it to look like a birth mark or faded scar.

-It annoys the heck out of me when I have to explain to someone what a hidden Mickey is and why it's cool that I have one.

- I really enjoy it when nurses who are taking my pulse start to freak out and think I have some sort of Mickey Shaped rash.

- When someone notices it on their own and acknowledges just what it is, I know that they are a "true" believer in the mouse.
Due to house renovations, I won't be able to go to WDW at all this year. Once I went through the 7 stages of grief, I instituted my "Disney Days". Now, once every couple of weeks, I pick a day during the weekend when I spend the day watching WDW attraction videos on youtube (in the order I would visit them in real life), listening to WDW music, and reading WDW books. For my next Disney Day I plan on recreating the food experiences of World Showcase. My family thinks I have lost it but they just don't understand.
joelp - NDD#2
I just (re)read "The Sacred Seven" for the first time in awhile ... which reminded me of the "rules" (and "penalties" for violating those rules ...) I had developed for my Mom, siblings and nieces for my birthday visit to WDW last September ...

Joel’s (NDD#2) Eight (and counting) Rules for Visiting WDW with Joel

1 – The “real world” does not exist once you step foot in WDW – violaters must watch their (grand)daughter’s faces as they walk up Main Street USA dressed like their favorite princess.

2 – All so-called “adults” must revert to the mental age of 13 (or less) once in WDW (except when watching their [grand]daughter’s faces …) – violaters must play “Buzz Lightyear” or “Toy Story Mania” until the inevitable happens …

3 – There is no such thing as “bad” weather in WDW, even (or especially) if it’s raining …) – see Rule #1.

4 – There is no pouting, whining, crying, or melt-downs allowed in WDW – violaters will be “forced” to eat Mickey Ice Cream Bars until they come to their senses.

5 – There are no Democrats, Republicans, or Independents in WDW – only Mouseketeers; violaters must ride “It’s a Small World” over and over and over again … until they repent their evil ways.

6 – You must have your picture taken in front of Cinderella’s Castle and with at least one Character while in WDW – violaters must wear Mickey Mouse ears.

7 – You must eat at least one Mickey Ice Cream Bar – violaters … yea, like anyone’s gonna violate this rule!

8 a - Rise, shine, and get your butt to the park for the opening ceremony (you’re on vacation - you can catch up on your sleep at work …) – violaters will miss out on the best time to be in the parks ... and see Rule #4.

b – Afternoons are nap times (you’re on vacation …) – violaters must watch “Impressions of France” immediately after a big lunch at the World Showcase restaurant of their choice.

c – You must watch “Wishes”, “Illuminations”, and “Fantasmic!” and close each park at least once while in WDW – violaters will miss out on the best time to be in the parks ... and see Rule #4.

9 - Please feel free to suggest additional rules ...
Donna K
I became a runner to go WDW more often. In the last 2 years I ran the Expedition Everest Challenge, the Tower of Terror 13K, the Disneyland 1/2 marathon, Disney World 1/2 marathon, and Disney World Marathon. Next is the Wine & Dine half and the Goofy in 2011.
While the running has brought nothing but good things to me, running 39.3 miles in one weekend has to be considered an extreme length to go to for a Disney trip. 🙂
Matt R
I know its weird but I plan a trip to Disney World evert week, eventhough I know we wont get back to the world for another year and a half.
Ellie A
I have several confessions since I consider that my "neurotic behavior" has grown exponentially over the years.

Confession 1: I have broken down and purchased an Annual Pass. How is this my confession you ask? Oh, we all know that it is a "handy" excuse to make "extra" trips to our favorite place. Of course this is to prove to my non neurotic hubby, that it was a wise purchase and I need to get my money out of it.

Confession 2: I am a runner. I decided to run longer distances just to partake in the Princess Half Marathon. Yes, I actually watched someone streaming from the race this year with tears in my eyes dreaming of running in 2011. The race is 9 months away. I already have my tutu and the "official" Princess running skirt (from the Expo this past yr)!

Confession 3: To all my Disney friends on Facebook: I am the one that spends hours going through every picture you post from your family vacations to get my fix.

Confession 4: I have been known to check wait times on "lines" the mobile application from Touring Plans at work. I then post the wait time to my favorite attraction via twitter to Facebook as my status.

Confession 5: I have asked my Disney Travel Agent (yes, I have one) to send me the videos and brochures for Adventures by Disney and the Disney Cruise Line.

Confession 6: I was invited to join the first web cast for DVC. I signed up and watched just to get the free lithograph that they were giving to viewers.

Confession 7: I am annoyed at all people that get pin code discounts from Disney. I feel left out!

Disney Books, D23, Disney Podcast and blogs.....oh I need to stop...I am not confessing for all of you!

Andy S
The mall in my hometown used to have a Disney Store. Every time I go to said mall I make time to go mourn the store.
Emma @disneybarbie
Only recently found this site and I love it!

Here are a few confessions...

- last summer I was going to WDW during July, I was concerned about how the Brazilian school tour groups would affect our plans, so... I found the group's website and TRANSLATED the Portuguese so I could avoid the parks they were planning to go to on each day!!

- I recently decided I didn't like someone at work.. was she rude to me? no. BUT - I overheard her saying to a colleague "Yeah, we're going to Orlando next week for a vacation, we've got our Universal tickets already.. I don't think we'll bother with Disney though - we've heard Universal is sooo much better than Disney World" !!!!

- I save every single WDW bag so I can reuse them when I get home.

- There isn't a room in our house that doesn't have something Disney-related in it.

Thank you for letting me share!

Emma 🙂